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  • Firefox OS in flux as Mozilla loses technology chief to startup

    06/07/2015 8:48:24 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 13 replies
    Firefox ^ | 06/05/15 | Stephen Shankland
    Mozilla, best known for its Firefox browser and operating system, has lost the man responsible for the core technologies of both products.roject to keep Firefox competitive with browsers like Google's Chrome. His departure is part of major changes Mozilla faces with Firefox OS. While Gal is moving into a new market, a new competitive threat is arriving. Mozilla's former president, Li Gong, is at work on another startup nicknamed Gone Fishing that's building a mobile operating system relying on the same Web-based approach Firefox OS uses, CNET has learned. Gong was the Firefox OS business leader before being promoted to...
  • Browser speeds Help

    05/19/2015 11:32:36 AM PDT · by ex-snook · 25 replies
    self | May 19 | self
    My Firefox is running very very slow compared to Explorer running FreeRepublic. Any ideas?
  • Mozilla sleeps with the enemy as DRM arrives with Firefox 38

    05/13/2015 5:57:23 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 19 replies
    The Inquirer ^ | Wed May 13 2015, 15:25 | By Chris Merriman
    Ssshhh. They don't like it any more than you do MOZILLA has released Firefox 38, bringing the spectre of Digital Rights Management (DRM) to the platform for the first time. The organisation has traditionally shyed away from DRM as it considers the technology something that goes against the openness of the Mozilla platform. However, Mozilla was forced to admit in May 2014 that taking on DRM was essential to avoid losing ground to rivals by not being able to play streaming services such as Netflix and Spotify. Andreas Gal, CTO and vice president of mobile for Mozilla, said in a...
  • Microsoft's secret weapon Asm.js Native-speed JavaScript available in Windows 10's Edge browser(tr)

    05/09/2015 6:39:42 AM PDT · by dayglored · 11 replies
    The Register ^ | May 7, 2015 | Neil McAllister
    Original full title/subtitle:Microsoft's secret weapon in browser wars: Mozilla's supercharged Asm.js Native-speed JavaScript available now in Windows 10's Edge browser Microsoft has included a surprise feature in its new Edge web browser for Windows 10, in the form of support for the ultra-optimizable Asm.js JavaScript dialect. First developed by Mozilla and championed by the nonprofit's former CTO Brendon Eich, Asm.js is a strict subset of JavaScript that aims to be the "assembly language of the web." By eliminating many of the vagaries of the JavaScript language syntax, Asm.js forces client-side web code into a form that is easy for Just-In-Time...
  • Chrome passes 25% market share, IE and Firefox slip

    05/03/2015 7:18:19 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 31 replies
    VentureBeat ^ | May 1, 2015 3:03 PM | Emil Protalinski
    In April 2015, we saw the naming of Microsoft Edge, the release of Chrome 42, and the first full month of Firefox 37 availability. Now we’re learning that Google’s browser has finally passed the 25 percent market share mark. Between March and April, here is how the browser market changed, according to the latest figures from Net Applications: •Internet Explorer: down 0.71 points to 55.83 percent •Chrome: up 0.69 points to 25.68 percent •Firefox: down 0.19 points to 11.70 percent •Safari: up 0.12 points to 5.12 •Opera: up 0.05 points to 0.48 percent Breaking the IE figure down further shows...
  • Firefox disables 'opportunistic encryption' to fix HTTPS bypass bug

    04/09/2015 10:42:18 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 2 replies
    iTnews AUS ^ | Apr 8, 2015 9:13 AM (AUS) | Allie Coyne
    Attackers could use fake certificate to get around protections. Mozilla has disabled an "opportunistic encryption" feature added to its Firefox browser last week, in order to fix a critical security flaw that allowed attackers to bypass HTTPS protections. The company last week released Firefox 37, which came with a new feature allowing connections to be encrypted even if a server didn't support HTTPS. This so-called "opportunistic encryption" acted as a bridge between plaintext HTTP and HTTPS connections based on either transport layer security (TLS) or the older secure sockets layer protocol. It allowed website owners who are unable to fully...
  • Apple Took 89% Of Q4 Smartphone Profits With Android OEMs In A Race To The Bottom

    02/26/2015 7:06:24 AM PST · by aMorePerfectUnion · 46 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | 2/26/15 | Ingrid Lunden
    Google’s Android has gobbled up market share world wide, now accounting for over 80% of all smartphone shipped globally. But when it comes to actually making money, Apple is eating all the profits as it continues its focus on premium devices. Today Strategy Analytics said that Apple in Q4 last year accounted for 89% of all smartphone profits, equating to $18.8 billion, with Android taking only 11%, or $2.4 billion. The blow for Android is softened only slightly less so only by the fact that other platform players like Microsoft, Blackberry and Firefox seemingly made no profit at all.
  • Trouble with Firefox and Java

    03/23/2015 2:07:45 PM PDT · by lafroste · 23 replies
    me | 3/23/15 | lafroste
    Last week I had a very wierd computer glitch. It screwed up my text fonts, desktop icons and other stuff. At any rate I have gotten things mostly back under control, except for one thing. Java scripts refuse to run in Firefox. I have updated Firefox, I have update Java, I have gone through everywhere I can think of to enable Java script, but it still will not run. Does anyone have any suggestians on how to fix this or what the problem might be? It has me flummoxed. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
  • How to stop Drudge Report and other websites from automatically reloading

    03/19/2015 3:53:21 PM PDT · by grundle · 50 replies
    YesScript 2.0 by Jason Barnabe A JavaScript blacklist About this Add-on YesScript lets you make a blacklist of sites that aren't allowed to run JavaScript. Use YesScript on sites that annoy you or hog your system resources. One click to the icon in the status bar turns scripts on or off for the current site. Unlike NoScript, YesScript does absolutely nothing to improve your security. I believe that Firefox is secure enough by default and that blocking all scripts by default is paranoia. YesScript strives to remove hassles from your browsing experience, rather than add them.
  • (Vanity) Seeking Browser Info

    03/08/2015 2:42:43 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 53 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 03-08-2015 | grey_whiskers
    Just a quick question. I'd like to get rid of Firefox and replace it. Party due to the ousting of Brendan Eich, partly because it keeps on wanting to install updates on my Mac, and then giving me the pinwheel of death. Google Chrome is out due to Net Neutrality. I've heard of Chromium or Pale Moon. Can anyone give decent suggestions please? Thanks!
  • HTML Sandbox 2015

    01/02/2015 5:48:29 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 84 replies
    Free Republic | 2 Januray 2105 | Self+other FReepers
    It's time for a new HTML reference so you can make your posts look cool. HTML means Hyper Text Markup Language. It's a set of simple commands used to format the text of your posts, add images, or links, or change the appearance. URL is Uniform Resource Locator. It's the name of the page or the picture that you see, the www.http:// stuff. You'll need to use the URL to make links and post pictures. Quotation Marks Quotes have to be used around the URLs for web pages and images on Free Republic. Some systems do not require this. Ours...
  • Need computer help with FireFox Version 34

    12/02/2014 3:33:33 AM PST · by hsmomx3 · 70 replies
    self
    I am using WIN 8.1 OS and yesterday the latest version of Firefox was updated on to my computer. I can't access the browser as when I open it, the page is blank and I get the "page is not responding." According to my computer, it is telling me that this latest browser is NOT compatible with OS 8.1. I am unable to go back to an earlier version of Firefox. Any advice would be most appreciated!
  • Computer help needed: (Mozilla) AdBlock Plus Causing Video Lag

    11/15/2014 12:29:29 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 52 replies
    11/15 | self
    I have long ago "cut the plug" and watch movies and TV exclusively thru the internet using sites like Veetle, Solar Movies, an Movies4k. I have always used no script and AdBlockplus as these sites are notorious for popups and ads...but once defeated the content is amazing. Recently I noticed videos have been lagging. The sound is fine but the picture keeps studdering/ quickly freezing and unfreezing. I have done all I can think, cleared temp files, reinstalled firefox, no success. I then disabled all add-ons and BINGO-movies now playing perfect-no lag...but the damn ads are back! When I reinstall...
  • My Firefox browser will not bookmark Conservative sites

    10/17/2014 10:15:47 AM PDT · by LegendHasIt · 51 replies
    me | 10/17/2014 | Self / Vanity
    OK, this is weird. Starting yesterday, my Firefox browser (was version 32.0) would not make bookmarks to pages on conservative sites. Free Republic, Hot Air, Lucianne... It worked on non-political sites just fine. This morning I updated to Version 33.0, and the problem still persists. I checked at Democratic Underground and Daily Kos, and they bookmark normally, but Again/still Free Republic, Hot Air and Lucianne.com will not do bookmarks.
  • Firefox web browser popularity wanes

    07/10/2014 4:47:51 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 53 replies
    ZDNet ^ | 7 July 2014 | Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    When you take a look at Net Applications' web desktop browser market share reports over the long run two things stand out. One, there's the rise of Google's Chrome to second place, and two, Mozilla's Firefox's steep decline. After a long slow fall, Firefox's market-share decline recently got steeper. How bad is Firefox's fall? In June 2014, Firefox hit a new five-year low of 15.6 percent market share.Back in October 2009, Firefox was on the rise and had reached 23.75 percent. Life was good. Since July 2012, the browser started trending downward. Indeed, since May 2013, with Firefox at 20.6%,...
  • Need Firefox Help

    07/02/2014 8:18:02 PM PDT · by pabianice · 51 replies
    7/2/14
    I have been using Firefox for some time with little problem. But today when I used it it had slowed to a crawl -- unusably slow, really. A page takes 3-4 minutes to load. I have changed nothing on my PC. My internet speed checks fine (I use Verizon). Can anyone give a suggestion to clear this up? Thanks.
  • Browser Change From Firefox?

    05/30/2014 11:24:40 AM PDT · by UScbass · 65 replies
    USCBass
    Have been using the Firefox browser since it was introduced; with all the controversies (political), it has been suggested that I change to Chrome (Google), Safari (Apple), or Opera browser. Any suggestions as to whether a change is recommended and, if so, to what?
  • DRM in Firefox is The End of Our Digital Security

    05/21/2014 8:42:39 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 17 replies
    Linux Federation ^ | 20 May 2014 | Rahul Bali
    Mozilla recently decided to add DRM in Firefox even if Mozilla hates it. Almost all video streaming websites use some kind of DRM and as Microsoft, Apple and Google has already implemented DRM in their browsers, Mozilla thinks not adding the DRM in Firefox would make it useless as a product as the user will have to switch to other browser everytime a user visits a website with DRM.I am not going to either defend Mozilla on the decision of adding DRM in Firefox or write against it, they did what they had to do. In the end its...
  • How to turn off automatic updates--- Firefox. Keep v 28

    05/15/2014 6:46:57 AM PDT · by dennisw · 45 replies
    mozilla ^ | May 15
    How to turn off automatic updates. 9/19/10 1:25 AM Since I have updated firefox I now get automatic updates, as I have a poor/slow connection and because I simply do NOT want updates automatically installed I want to find out how to turn off this annoying"feature". Chosen solution 1.At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button (Tools menu in Windows XP) and then click Options. 2.Click the Advanced panel. 3.Click the Update tab. The auto-update options are displayed. Read this answer in context 18
  • Firefox UI revamp sparks complaints, searches for alternatives

    05/15/2014 7:38:28 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 42 replies
    Computer World ^ | May 13, 2014 | Gregg Keizer
    Some Firefox users, cranky about the overhaul of the browser's user interface, have scrambled to find ways to make the latest version look more like older editions. Two weeks ago, Mozilla launched Firefox 29, the first production-grade version that sported the new "Australis" UI. The visual redesign, the most dramatic for Firefox since March 2011, was Mozilla's attempt to both streamline the browser's look and feel and standardize it across all platforms, from desktop to mobile. Many of Australis' visual changes were subtle, such as more rounded tabs, inactive tabs that faded deeper into the background and a revamped customization...
  • Pale Moon: Release notes 24.5.0 (2014-04-25)

    04/25/2014 7:23:53 AM PDT · by tomkat · 32 replies
    Pale Moon project homepage ^ | 25 Apr '14 | PaleMoon Project
    The bolding is mine, and the main reasons for posting this announcement. Am guessing that there was enough griping re PM being mistakenly identified as FF that the devs got busy on it. Link to the release notes page is here: Pale Moon: Release notes Download page is here, inclusive of the update:  Download Pale Moon 24.5 Pale Moon: Release notes 24.5.0 (2014-04-25)This is a security and bugfix release, to address outstanding known issues and streamline browser identity. Fixes/changes: Fix plugin doorhanger code for removed-node confusion.Remove Mozilla Corp specific details from search plugins, to clearly indicate the client is Pale...
  • This Chrome add-on lets you copy and erase text inside any image on the web

    04/23/2014 7:36:52 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 30 replies
    Engadget.com ^ | April 23, 2014 | Matt Brian
    What would you say if we told you that it's possible to copy, translate, edit and even erase the text inside any image you find on the internet? Well, you can, and it's a lot easier than you might think. All it requires is a new browser extension, called Project Naptha, made by developer Kevin Kwok. It uses a number of optical character recognition (OCR) algorithms, including libraries developed by Microsoft and Google, which quickly build a model of text regions, words and letters from nearly any image. Once installed, you simply hover your cursor over available image text and...
  • Firefox once again proves to be the most vulnerable browser at Pwn2Own hackfest

    04/10/2014 10:33:23 PM PDT · by ari-freedom · 33 replies
    VR-Zone ^ | March 17, 2014 | Sam Reynolds
    CanSecWest wrapped up on Friday in Vancouver, and while there was a minor controversy over self-censorship of a talk said to be a “blueprint for terrorists”, the most watched part of the event once again proved to be the Pwn2Own hacking competition. Pwn2Own offered some serious cash incentives for teams to develop exploits for Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari. During the competition no browser proved invulnerable, but Firefox had the most security shortcomings with four separate exploits being developed for Mozilla’s browser. In comparison Internet Explorer, Chrome and Safari were all exploited only once... Historically Firefox has always been...
  • Mozilla's top exec defends in-Firefox ads, revenue search

    04/09/2014 10:58:45 PM PDT · by ari-freedom · 33 replies
    Computer World ^ | February 16, 2014 | Gregg Keizer
    The chairwoman of Mozilla Foundation, the non-profit that funds the development of Firefox, last week defended the decision to pursue in-browser ads, saying that it's important to generate revenue. "To explicitly address the question of whether we care about generating revenue and sustaining Mozilla's work, the answer is yes," Mitchell Baker, former CEO of Mozilla Corp., the subsidiary responsible for Firefox, and now the chair of the parent foundation, wrote on a blog Thursday. "In fact, many of us feel responsible to do exactly this." Mitchell Baker Mitchell Baker, chairwoman of Mozilla Foundation. (Image: Mozilla.) Baker was responding to questions...
  • I just Dumped Firefox

    04/09/2014 9:24:23 PM PDT · by occamrzr06 · 48 replies
    Firefox Input ^ | 04/09/2014 | Self
    I just dumped Firefox. I didn't like what the did to their CEO, forcing him out. Dennis Praeger is encouraging everyone to uninstall Firefox, so I did. I then went to their feedback site and told them why. I was gracious, some of the comments were not.
  • Group Starts #OpenZilla Campaign to Ensure 'Tolerance' Extends to Christian Employees at Mozilla

    04/09/2014 11:53:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/09/2014 | Katherine Webber
    Faith Driven Consumer launched an #OpenZilla campaign in response to the recent resignation of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich whose support for California's Proposition 8 in 2008 caused uproar. The #OpenZilla campaign seeks to ensure the software company expresses inclusiveness and respect toward its religious employees who may oppose same-sex marriage. Faith Driven Consumer, a group that seeks to connect Christian consumers with faith-compatible companies, has requested the Silicon Valley-based software company provide clarification on its diversity policy to ensure employees will not be discriminated against for their religious beliefs. Recently, Eich resigned from his newly-appointed post as CEO of Mozilla,...
  • DUMP FIREFOX... or at Least Hit 'em Where it Hurts!

    04/09/2014 8:20:26 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 47 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 09 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    If disposing of a CEO for donating to an unfashionable political cause didn't repulse you enough to keep from using the (overrated imho) Firefox web browser, perhaps their online POLITICAL censorship will... or maybe you don't mind being told what you can read, either. Mozilla Firefox users this week were finding articles pertaining to imploding 'progressive' WH causes/initiatives ('gender equality', 'war on women') blocked and substituted by leftist propaganda... American Thinker: Nanny Firefox posted a political opinion on my screen before allowing me to proceed to read the article. This message didn’t appear when I accessed a second article which met with...
  • The Rise of American Totalitarianism

    04/09/2014 3:02:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 4/9/2014 | Ben Shapiro
    Last Thursday, Mozilla, the company that’s home to the web browser Firefox, forced the resignation of CEO Brendan Eich. What, precisely, had Eich done wrong? Back in 2008, Eich had donated $1,000 to the Proposition 8 effort backing traditional marriage in California. Dating website OKCupid posted a ban on Firefox traffic, issuing a message to Firefox users instead: “Those who seek to deny love and instead enforce misery, shame, and frustration are our enemies, and we wish them nothing but failure.” That ban reportedly prompted the action at Mozilla.Of course, it was the people pushing for Eich’s ouster who were...
  • RedState Follows TruthRevolt's Lead, Blocks Users of Firefox

    04/08/2014 6:54:33 PM PDT · by markomalley · 59 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 4/8/2014 | Jeremy Boreing
    On Tuesday the powerful conservative website RedState joined the movement - started last Thursday by this publication - to protest Mozilla's decision to force out its CEO Brendan Eich over a personal donation he made over six years ago to a pro-traditional marriage campaign by blocking users of the company's hit web-browser Firefox.  Visitors to the site were re-directed to a landing page where they were informed that RedState found itself in conflict with the values of Mozilla and suggesting other alternative browsers.  "... we wanted to remind people that the totalitarian impulse of the Mozilla corporation is real, and if you...
  • GAY MARRIAGE: The Mason-Dixon Line of Tolerance

    04/08/2014 3:11:27 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 6 replies
    Dignitas Tea Party News ^ | April 8, 2014 | Paul Winters
    The recent ousting of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich highlights not just the huge cultural divide on the gay marriage debate, but our nation's dangerous misunderstanding of the term "tolerance." Tolerance is an absolute necessity in any free society. As defined by Merriam-Webster, tolerance is the willingness to accept feelings, habits, or beliefs that are different from your own. As we live in a society of more than 300 million diverse individuals, this is an essential nature to ensure domestic tranquility. The entire concept of liberty depends on each and every one of us accept that there are beliefs, attitudes and...
  • How to hit Mozilla Financially and still keep their browser(Caveat)

    04/08/2014 3:32:04 PM PDT · by Vendome · 58 replies
    Vanity | 4/08/2014 | Vendome
    So I'm watching this whole "Firefox" uninstall effort going on, with some amusement. Y'all should understand that Google and Firefox have ways of winning even if you uninstall Firefox. I'll cover that in the body of my thread below
  • Oops: OkCupid CEO once donated to a congressman who opposed gay marriage;

    04/08/2014 11:09:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 8, 2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    And not just gay marriage. The congressman, Chris Cannon, also opposed adoptions by gay couples and laws prohibiting discrimination in hiring gays. Sam Yagan’s donation, in other words, was more of a multi-spectrum anti-gay contribution than Brendan Eich’s $1,000 gift to support Prop 8 and yet he took it upon himself to be the tip of the spear in the “Eich must go” movement. Says Rick Moran of Yagan’s past, “The gay mafia is never around when you need them.” The Daily Caller actually had this five days ago but it’s breaking big today because of Mother Jones. Never underestimate...
  • Did Google’s $1 Billion Force Mozilla to Dump Brendan Eich?

    04/08/2014 7:31:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 04/08/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    This is highly speculative, but considering that some people are moving from Firefox to Chrome, it may be worth thinking about. Over the years, Mozilla’s reliance on Google has continued to grow. Indeed, in its report on Brendan Eich’s promotion to CEO of Mozilla, the WSJ noted that “Google accounted for nearly 90% of Mozilla’s $311 million in revenue.”So, with its Sugar Daddy having also gone on record as being virulently opposed to Proposition 8, to think that that Google’s support didn’t enter into discussions of whether Prop 8 backer Eich should stay or go seems, well, pretty much unthinkable.“It...
  • So, was evisceration of Brendan Eich “a PR stunt … nothing but a PR stunt”?

    04/08/2014 4:29:24 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | 4-7-2014 | William A. Jacobson
    If people were played here, when does the boycott of OKCupid start? A narrative is emerging that the entire Brendan Eich evisceration campaign was a public relations stunt by OKCupid. That narrative is emerging from the left, based on facts uncovered by the right.Chuck Ross of The Daily Caller was the first to report that the founder of OKCupid, who also is the CEO of Match.com, donated many years ago to an anti-gay marriage congressman: Sam Yagan, who is currently CEO of the Match Group, which controls OkCupid, donated $500 to Barack Obama in 2007 and 2008 back when he...
  • Leftist Thought-Gangsters Strike Again

    04/08/2014 2:32:37 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 4-8-2014 | David Limbaugh
    Let me see whether I have this right. Brendan Eich was forced to step down as CEO of Mozilla because it became public that he opposed same-sex marriage, the same position that President Barack Obama, darling of the LGBT community, held prior to his phony conversion. Why didn't the left demand that President Obama resign as president of the United States prior to the consummation of his "evolution" on the issue in favor of same-sex marriage? Was it because liberals knew he was never actually opposed to same-sex marriage and that his stated opposition was an opportunistic ruse to make...
  • Uninstall Firefox

    04/08/2014 2:30:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 67 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 4-8-2014 | Dennis Prager
    In 31 years of broadcasting, and 40 years of writing, I have never advocated a boycott of a product. Quite the opposite, in fact. During the 2012 presidential campaign, when the left attempted to destroy Chick-Fil-A for its owner's views on same-sex marriage, I suggested on my radio show that the Republican candidate, Mitt Romney, stand in front of a Chick-Fil-A restaurant while enjoying some Ben and Jerry's ice cream. In that way, I argued, he could show one of the great moral differences between the right and the left. Though Ben and Jerry are leftists, we conservatives do not...
  • MOZILLA** Interesting posting from an Insider

    04/07/2014 11:00:55 AM PDT · by Bikkuri · 158 replies
    Pastebin ^ | Apr 7th, 2014 | Mozilla Developer
    Hello. I am member of Mozilla's development team and these postings here lately force me now to react. Let me first clarify one thing. I do that because someone has finally to speak out some things... Things which should clearly brought out to the public.... First, the incident about our short time CEO Eich..... many of us do NOT agree with what has happened. There has been a massive amount of pressure inside and outside of Mozilla which brought him to resign from his post. About the ads in the new tab page... Our reasoning for this is to make...
  • FAQ on CEO Resignation (Mozilla Blog)

    04/07/2014 7:47:12 AM PDT · by UB355 · 29 replies
    The Mozilla Blog ^ | 4/5/2014 | Unknown
    Over the past few days, we have received a lot of questions and seen a great number of media stories about the events surrounding Brendan Eich’s resignation from the role of CEO. Many of the media stories have incorrect facts, so we compiled the following FAQ as a resource for everyone to have access to the core facts. Here is the announcement on Brendan Eich stepping down as Mozilla CEO.
  • Alinsky Style Silencing Of Homosexual Marriage Opponents

    Brendan Eich was the CEO at Mozilla until it was discovered that he donated $1,000 to support Prop 8 in California. You’ll recall Prop 8 outlawed homosexual marriage in that state. It won of course, a majority of Californians supported outlawing such “marriages.” The progressive left however will not tolerate any dissent on this issue. As such they utilized classic Saul Alinsky tactics against Eich, threatening Mozilla with protests and boycotts. The fear of the negative publicity the progressives can drum up was enough for the company to send Eich on his way. In America today silence is enforced through...
  • How you can push back against Mozilla/Firefox's gay marriage thuggery

    04/07/2014 7:04:06 AM PDT · by NYer · 51 replies
    NC Register ^ | April 7, 2014 | Jimmy Akin
    Snip What You Can Do It is important that people give Mozilla pushback--and a lot of it--because the less people suffer the consequences of this kind of behavior, the more it will be invited in the future. You want Christians to experience a new and even worse persecution than what they're facing now? Do nothing. You want to fight back? Here's what you can do . . .   1) Mozilla has a web page where you can leave feedback on its Firefox browser. THAT WEB PAGE IS HERE. At the time of this writing, the feedback in the last...
  • Mozilla question

    04/05/2014 6:51:15 PM PDT · by airedale · 52 replies
    vanity
    I was wondering which software companies and developers were pushing for the CEO' s scalp. I know Rarebit is one, but I do not use dating websites. I have already deleted Firefox and Thuderbird, but I want to get rid of any software from the petty tyrants that are on a jihad to enforce there point of view. If we do not stop this in the bud what's next? If you agree pro-life, a small government supporter, conservative or libertarian, support Israel, etc do you lose your job or have to wear some other scarlet letter? Some both here and...
  • OkFascist

    04/06/2014 5:39:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    Mozilla, the company that makes the web browser Firefox, committed the only unforgivable sin progressives have – it hired someone who didn’t toe the progressive line to be its CEO. Uniformity of thought is the new black, and a straying from that plantation lands you on the new blacklist. That’s where Brendan Eich finds himself now for daring to stray from the progressives’ plantation on gay marriage. How did Eich stray? Did he take to the streets, shout from the mountaintop, or even take an active role in a campaign? No, he wrote a check, for all of $1,000, to...
  • Ditch Firefox and go to any other browser.

    04/05/2014 7:08:16 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 156 replies
    As long as Firefox/Mozilla is willing to can their conservative CEO...shouldn't we cast our vote by canning Firefox/Mozilla.
  • Is SeaMonkey a good alternative to Firefox?

    04/05/2014 10:37:31 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 82 replies
    4/6/14 | American Dream 26
    I've read all threads about Mozilla melt down and all suggestions to replace Firefox but everybody seems to have a different opinion. So what is the best alternative to Firefox? Hopefully some of you guys will agree on one browser. I switched to Opera and I like it but just want to make sure. What about Seamonkey? Security etc..? Thank you for your time :-)
  • The New Torquemadas: CEO Brendan Eich Would not recant his heresy, The New Torquemadas

    04/05/2014 8:52:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/05/2014 | By Charles C. W. Cooke
    One could be forgiven for throwing one’s hands up in despair at the sheer audacity of it all. A fortnight ago, as the federal government took to the courts to defend a rule that deliberately burdens the consciences of America’s more religiously devout entrepreneurs, the professional Left adopted the position that companies do not have consciences, griped that a harsh separation of the public and the private spheres was a recipe for the suffering of unpopular or put-upon individuals, and insisted that any links between the activities of an employee and the deeply held beliefs of his boss should be...
  • Mozilla registers swell of negative feedback following Eich ouster

    04/05/2014 5:51:20 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 60 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4-5-2014 | Chuck Ross
    Mozilla, the company that operates the web browser Firefox, experienced its highest level of negative customer feedback the day after its embattled co-founder Brendan Eich resigned as CEO after gay rights activists objected to his appointment. On Thursday, Mozilla forced Eich to resign just two weeks after hiring him. At issue was a $1,000 donation Eich gave in 2008 in support of California’s Proposition 8, a successful ballot initiative which banned gay marriage. The decision to remove the man who invented the web scripting language JavaScipt did not sit well with many customers — many of them pelted Mozilla’s website...
  • [Tech] Character-based web browsers

    04/05/2014 1:36:00 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 37 replies
    +1396728992 UTC | class C { public: C() {} }
    With the news about the Mozilla Foundation and the desire of many FReepers to drop the Firefox browser, there are some viable (IMHO) alternatives, both of which are character-based:Links is text WWW browser with tables and frames. It runs on Linux, Unix, OS/2 and Windows. Lynx is a text browser for the World Wide Web. Lynx 2.8.7 runs on Un*x, MacOS, VMS, Windows 95/98/NT, DOS386+ (but not 3.1, 3.11), as well as OS/2 EMX.
  • Conservative activist launches boycott of Firefox browser

    04/05/2014 9:14:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 141 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/05/2014 | Rick Moran
    Ben Shapiro of the website TruthRevolt isn't taking the actions of gay activists who forced CEO Brenden Eich out of his CEO position at Mozilla lying down. In fact, Shapiro has called for a boycott of Mozilla's Firefox browser as a way for conservatives to show their displeasure with the outrageous intolerance demonstrated by gay activistis.Washington Times: Conservative activist Ben Shapiro is leading up an online charge of fellow political compadres to boycott the browser Firefox — an outraged response to the Mozilla chief’s departure from his CEO role due to gay rights’ protests. Former CEO Brendan Eich, who’s been...
  • WHAT MOZILLA MEANS (ON BRENDAN EICH’S DEFENESTRATION)

    04/05/2014 2:17:49 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    First Things ^ | 4/4/2014 | Robert P. George
    Mozilla has now made its employment policy clear.No Catholics need apply.Or Evangelical Christians.Or Eastern Orthodox.Or Orthodox Jews.Or Mormons.Or Muslims.Unless, that is, you are the “right kind” of Catholic, Evangelical, Eastern Orthodox Christian, observant Jew, Mormon, or Muslim, namely, the kind who believes your religious or philosophical tradition is wrong about the nature of marriage as the conjugal union of husband and wife, and the view now dominant among secular elites is correct. In that case, Mozilla will consider you morally worthy to work for them. Or maybe you can work for them even if you do happen to believe (or...
  • Mozilla Chief Learns, if You Don’t Support Gay Marriage, You Don’t Deserve a Job

    04/04/2014 8:13:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    As we enter this golden age of tolerance and diversity, the nation’s gay rights community is sending a warning message to Americans: If you don’t support gay marriage, you don’t deserve a job. Apparently, Brendan Eich did not get that message. He’s the former chief executive officer at Mozilla, the technology group that gave us the Firefox Web browser. Eich resigned under a firestorm of controversy after it was revealed he had donated $1,000 in support of California’s Proposition 8, a ballot initiative that protected traditional marriage. It’s unclear who outed Eich. But that really doesn’t matter. Once his donation...